Hmmmmm... I don't know that much about hamster behavior, but I suppose I would try to think of ways to either make its current environment undesirable, or a new one look good.... or both.
Maybe turn its cage into a live trap, with food and water as bait?
Slide a digital recorder with cat meows under the couch?
Set up a little mail box on a post, and when it comes out to check for mail, drop a net?
Try to serve it with a summons.... it'll duck out the back?
Get a "Teletubbies" DVD and wait for it to come out to watch?
Wait for a storm warning siren, it'll head for the basement?
Keep spinning its running wheel, it'll think someone is messing with its stuff and come out to investigate?
Slide a gift certificate to Petco under the couch; it'll come out to go shopping?
Talk it into a game of Gin Rummy?
Send it a draft notice; it'll make a run for America?
Play John Philip Sousa on the stereo; they love parades?
Dress up like a Sheriff, and foreclose on the couch?
Make tacos for supper?
One of those should work.
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